A private Mass of Christian Burial for Robert “Bob” Groeblinghoff, 87, of Groton, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 14th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Groton. Father Tom Hartman will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton. Services will be live streamed on GDILIVE.COM and will also be broadcast on GDIRADIO at 89.3FM within one mile of Groton.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.
Robert passed away December 9, 2020 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.
Robert Elroy was born on March 24, 1933 in St. Paul, Missouri to Joseph and Frances (Haislip) Groeblinghoff. He attended school in Wentzville, Missouri graduating in 1951. On April 4, 1964, he was united in marriage with Karen Houchard in St. Charles, Missouri. The couple made their home in Missouri where Robert was employed with Purina. In the mid 70s, Bob was granted a transfer with work and chose South Dakota as their new home. He later was employed as a feed specialist with South Dakota Wheat Growers. Bob and Karen enjoyed life on their hobby farm, west of Groton.
In early years, Bob played baseball and was honored in the Missouri State Baseball Hall of Fame. This love of the game would continue with his son and grandchildren. Bob also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors; including all of God’s creatures and the game of golf. He came from a musically talented family and loved to sing and play the harmonica. Bob was a prankster and loved telling stories and jokes. Bob served on the Brown County Fair Board for a number of years. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and had held various positions there over the years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Celebrating his life is his wife, Karen of Groton, his son, Matt (Joni) Groeblinghoff and his beloved grandchildren, Katie, Joe, Ryan and Nicholas.
Preceding him in death were his parents, 6 infant children, one sister and four brothers.
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